Billy Strings Welcomes Andy Hall To Dust Up Dobro At Fiddler’s Green Finale In Colorado

Watch The Infamous Stringdusters dobroist’s extended guest appearance with Strings and his band at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on Saturday.

By Scott Bernstein May 20, 2024 7:13 am PDT

Billy Strings moved up to the large Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre this past weekend to make his debut at the Colorado venue near Denver with sold-out concerts on Friday and Saturday night. Strings brought out old pal Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters to add his dobro to five songs in the middle of Saturday’s second set.

The guitarist was in awe of the massive crowd throughout the two-night stand and made multiple mentions of how thankful he was for the love and support. Strings and bandmates fiddler Alex Hargreaves, mandolinist Jarrod Walker, banjoist Billy Failing and bassist Royal Masat delivered a 28-song concert that was split equally between covers and originals to form the setlist for the finale of the spring tour’s lone stop in Colorado.

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Andy Hall, who is based in Colorado, came out after the fourth song of the second set and a beautiful introduction from Billy Strings to a huge roar from the crowd. “That’s all we were missing, was a little dobro,” Strings joked and noted he was “blown away” by the continued reception of the audience. Andy Hall initially teamed with Billy Strings and his band on a run of bluegrass classics “Home Of The Red Fox” and “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin'” written by Bill Emerson and Bill Monroe respectively. Strings hadn’t performed the latter in 111 shows. Hall made the most of multiple opportunities to shred on dobro. “Red Fox” was nicely extended with a tasty full-band jam.


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Billy Strings and Andy Hall took the energy down next for a gorgeous take on Hattie Nevada’s “The Letter Edged In Black” similar to the Mac Wiseman cover of the song. Strings revealed his dad often sung the ballad and now he does. The six musicians went on to perform The Strings/Aaron Allen co-write “Seven Weeks In County.” Hall’s guest spot ended with a rendition of his own Stringdusters tune “No More To Leave You Behind” featuring Andy and Billy Strings sharing lead vocal duties.

Watch additional fan-captured video of Andy Hall collaborating with Billy Strings below:


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Billy Strings fit plenty of beloved favorites into the mix on Saturday including “Watch It Hall,” “Thirst Mutilator,” “Meet Me At The Creek,” his “California Sober” collaboration written with Willie Nelson, “Dust In A Baggie,” “Turmoil & Tinfoil.” The guitarist and his band also worked in 2023 debuts of “I’m Still Here,” “Nellie Cane,” “Ain’t Nothing To Me,” the aforementioned “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin'” and “Ten Degrees & Getting Colder.” Additionally, the evening’s “Train On An Island” encore was also played for the first time this year.

Next up for Billy Strings is a concert at The Armory in Minneapolis on Tuesday night. Watch free livestreams of all spring tour shows including replays of the Fiddler’s Green performances for free with a nugs.net subscription. Scroll below for a complete list of Billy Strings’ upcoming tour dates.

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Setlist (via BillyBase.net)

Set One: I’m Still Here > Everything’s The Same, Watch It Fall > Nellie Kane, This Old World, The Train That Carried My Girl From Town > Black Mountain Rag, Ain’t Nothing To Me, Be Your Man, Thirst Mutilator > Cabin Song, Summertime, Must Be Seven > Meet Me At The Creek

Set Two: Secrets, California Sober, Charlie’s Birthday Breakdown, Harbor of Love, Home Of The Red Fox [1] > My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling [1], [2], The Letter Edged In Black [1], Seven Weeks in County [1], No More To Leave You Behind [1],[3], [4], Enough To Leave, Dust In A Baggie, Ten Degrees & Getting Colder > Turmoil & Tinfoil

Encore: Train On The Island

SETLIST NOTES

  • [1] – w/ Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters) on dobro
  • [2] – Last Time Played 2023-02-26 | 111 Shows
  • [3] – w/ dobro intro. similar to 2007 studio version by The Infamous Stringdusters
  • [4] – w/ Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters) on lead vocals
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